giancarlo e danna

what’s new?

19.09.2020 — 13.12.2020
curated by
Danna Olgiati, Diego Cassina
Archived exhibition
exhibitions archive

The Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati in Lugano will present a new exhibition entitled What’s New? consisting of recently acquired works by established artists alongside works by up-and-coming young stars of the international art scene. The exhibition narrative takes in paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs, offering an exemplary comparison of different expressive languages and poetics. The aim is to highlight the fundamental dialogue between the historical avant-garde movements of the early 20th century and contemporary art, in a sort of immersive journey spanning over a century, punctuated by surprising in-depth studies. The 34 works on display are arranged in various separate chapters, from line and medium in abstract art to an investigation of light and colour in the works of Franz West and Rudolf Stingel, and a tribute to Jimmie Durham, who was awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Francesco Arena

Stefano Arienti

Gabriele Basilico

Huma Bhabha

Irma Blank

Piero Dorazio

Jimmie Durham

Natalia Goncharova

Wade Guyton

Mona Hatoum

Luisa Lambri

Francesco Lo Savio

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Fauso Melotti

Ana Mendieta

Zoran Mušič

Shirin Neshat

Henrik Olesen

Gabriel Orozco

Damian Ortega

Alessandro Piangiamore

Nathlie Provosty

Gerhard Richter

Pietro Roccasalva

Remo Salvadori

Rudolf Stingel

Niele Toroni

Andro Wekua

Franz West

graphic design

with the contribution and support of